Client Case Studies
Fire alarm system for apartment blocks
A leading residential developer needed to update a fire alarm system at one of its developments in order to facilitate a change in evacuation strategy. The residential site covered two apartment blocks and all dwellings needed to be fitted with an up-to-date alarm system to make residents aware of the need to evacuate in an emergency.
The project process was made more challenging by the global coronavirus health crisis, and our engineers could only access each flat once to reduce the chance of cross-contamination and contact. Our client was keen to avoid repeat access to lower the disturbance to residents while also keeping them protected. Additionally, the work needed to be completed in as short of a time window as possible to ensure the new evacuation policy was in place sooner rather than later.
Our team worked closely with the property manager and the residents to install four control panels and 262 devices across both apartment blocks. A soak test and full commissioning of the system was also carried out within a two-week timeframe on top of the installation. As the system had been updated, the Waking Watch service was removed and we took on 24/7 monitoring of the system and respond to any alerts as necessary.
As our engineers carried out the installation, they formatted a building plan using clever yet simple technology as they went. Following the installation, the drawings were handed over to the client to support any changes in the future.
The residents can now receive greater peace of mind that they’ll receive an early alert in the future from the radio fire alarm system.